Thanks to our donors…
Dear alumni and friends of the School of Medicine,
At BUSM, we are blessed with deep reservoirs of energy and creativity, among our faculty, students, and staff alike. Their work is supported by a dedicated and generous donor community. When these resources come together—when creativity receives sustained support—seemingly impossible work becomes possible.
We live in challenging economic times, which have compelled us—like all other great research institutions—to make choices, and to concentrate our resources on key initiatives. But thanks to our donors, the School’s educational mission, programs, and outreach have continued to thrive. One particularly bright point in our recent history was a pledge of $10.5 million from Shamim (CGS’76, CAS’78, MED’87) and Ashraf Dahod—the single largest individual gift to the School of Medicine in our history. Their gift will establish a breast cancer research center and supported the building of our new student residence.
Large gifts are a critical piece of our philanthropic landscape. So are smaller gifts, which collectively add up to a vital, sustaining source of income for this School.
How do donor generosity and loyalty help us in our work? As noted, they help us mount ambitious research programs. But they also help us support our students, who are the physicians and researchers of tomorrow. Last year, for example, we were able to distribute $1.25 million in scholarship support to our students—an increase of almost $200,000 over last year—thanks to donors who established and supported scholarship funds. This fall, donor support helped open our new student residence, which is giving our students an affordable, safe, and convenient place to live while they pursue their studies on the Medical Campus.
Thank you for your interest in the Boston University School of Medicine. We hope you will consider supporting our mission, and our ambitions.
Karen Antman, MD
Dean, School of Medicine
Provost, Medical Campus